Hello Everyone, I am Masa This time I would like to share the recipe for a healthy drinking snack Usually, the yamaimo (Japanese mountain yam) is used in soups or is served after being ground into a paste This time, I am pan frying the yamaimo. This cooking method will result in a crunchy texture and really showcases its flavor The yamaimo makes a light drinking snack when combined with the Japanese style (wafu) meat sauce This is a really simple recipe. Alright, let’s get started! chicken thigh – 1 slab This time I am using skinless chicken thighs, you may use chicken breast or some ground pork 1/3 of yamaimo — usually the skin needs to be peeled, though the skin contains lots of nutrients Hence it is better to keep the skin on. To do that we must remove the small fibrous roots found on the surface Scorching the fibrous roots is a traditional method to process this vegetable In this way, the fibrous roots are easily removed, and the yamaimo will have an added bbq flavor Cut into thin slices Add a bit of oil to the pan Add a bit of sesame oil turn the stove onto medium heat The yamaimo can easily gets stuck to the pan, hence it’s important to shake the frying pan to keep them moving and to ensure an even color Pan fry till golden brown The yamaimo may be eaten raw, so no need to cook them all the way through Remove from heat when it turns gold brown Ground chicken thigh Stir fry until the color changes Add 1 tablespoon of sake Add 180 ml of dashi Add 1 tablespoon of mirin and one tablespoon of soy sauce Simmer for 1-2 minutes Turn off the stove Add 2 tablespoon of of water mixed with the potato starch I usually turn off the stove first before adding the potato starch and water mixture I make sure that it is well mixed, then turn the stove back on again Doing so will prevent the starch from forming lumps in the sauce Turn on medium heat When the sauce reaches a thicker consistency, add the yamaimo back into the pan Heat the yamaimo slightly then it’s time to plate The yamaimo can be substituted with potato If you are using potatoes, make sure that they are cooked through before serving Note that the potatoes will take a longer time to cook than the yamaimo Top the dish with chopped green onion and white sesame There, the delicious yamaimo and wafu meat sauce is done! It is getting colder everyday, just in time to enjoy warm and healthy dishes like this one Please enjoy! Thanks for watching!